Most Delaware employers can anticipate a drop in workers’ compensation premiums in the year ahead. Commissioner Navarro announced the approved rates, which are slightly lower than originally proposed.
Expect more value from your IA&B membership than ever before, as we get to know you and your needs through our member agency visits (and have some fun along the way).
In the absence of Congressional agreement on “repeal and replace” legislation, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back federal restrictions on the health insurance marketplace, a move many in the insurance industry fear will undermine market stability.
Work toward or update your esteemed CIC designation with our Personal Lines Institute in the Baltimore area, Nov. 13-16, or our Commercial Property Institute in the Philadelphia area, Dec. 4-7. Our full 2018 schedule of Institutes and Ruble Graduate Seminars is also open for registration.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) denial letters and appeals/litigation instructions are under FEMA’s scrutiny. Learn how policyholder communication is changing.
Carriers need to hear from you – yes, you! Your input on commercial lines carriers' technology usage matters. Weigh in by taking a quick survey by the close of business on Friday, Oct. 20, and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card.
Time’s almost up for qualifying agencies and producers to file for an exemption to the state’s new cybersecurity regulation. All New York licensees – resident and non-resident, individual and agency – are impacted by this reg.
An insured employer may consider it easier and less expensive to pay for an injured employee’s expenses out of pocket. But what are an employer’s contractual and statutory requirements to its carrier and the state?
Citing his fear of losing the state’s only remaining insurer in the ACA health insurance marketplace, Commissioner Navarro approved a double-digit rate hike on individual plans for 2018.
The latest National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) memos warn of underwriting missteps and alert to upcoming Program Changes.
Expect an easier-to-use interface the next time you log into IABforME.com. We improved the design and usability of our member login and account pages.
Align your agency with the strategies and success of the nation’s top-performing agencies. The Best Practices Study offers insight into a range of data, including producer success rates and compensation structures.
Demonstrate your commitment to community – and join forces with fellow independent agents – by participating in one of three upcoming Trusted Choice-sponsored and IA&B-supported Walks for Wishes to benefit Make-A-Wish.
Write auto in Pennsylvania? Be sure to educate customers about new and esoteric coverages and exclusions, such as the Unlisted Resident Driver Exclusion – the validity of which was established by a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision.
A new Department of Insurance bulletin requests additional data-breach prevention and notification steps – steps that triggered our questions about regulators’ reach and agencies’ expense.
The state-based system of insurance regulation is beneficial for producers and their customers alike. Learn about three bills recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that aim to restrict the federal government’s reach.
An agency agreement can impact everything from your E&O coverage to indemnification requirements to book ownership. Learn how we’re helping to protect your interests, most recently by reviewing the Plymouth Rock contract.
Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.
Review the results of our agent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology – whether you’re considering a new appointment, or looking to benchmark your experience against other agents’.
A former threat to health insurance brokers nationwide, Zenefits announced that it will pass off its insurance business to local brokers who can best walk customers “through a lot of complexity.” (Validation!)
Let’s be clear…there are Futures Conference sessions for young producers seeking greater sales, and others for young agents pursuing agency ownership. Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to register. We’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday, Sept. 26. But that’s it!
Stay in the know about employment law to maintain your agency’s compliance – and to advise your customers accordingly. Our latest HR Bulletins address everything from injury tracking and affirmative action, to payroll debit cards and data breaches.
Leverage the results of our recent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology to validate and compare your experiences and to research potential carrier partners.
Our IA&B Professional Training and Events department recently received the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s highest honor—Diamond Excellence—for professional development programs for agents. This marks our first time with “Diamond” status.